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Regional Aviation Safety Groups (RASGs)


RASGs serve as a regional cooperative forum integrating global, regional, sub-regional, national and industry efforts in continuing to enhance aviation safety worldwide. RASGs develop and implement work programmes that support a regional performance framework for the management of safety on the basis of the Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP). RASGs build on the work already done by States, existing sub-regional organizations such as the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programmes (COSCAPs) and Regional Safety Oversight Organizations (RSOOs) and support the establishment and operation of a performance-based safety system for the region. The following RASGs have been established: Regional Aviation Safety Group – Europe (RASG-EUR); Regional Aviation Safety Group – Asia Pacific (RASG-APAC); Regional Aviation Safety Group – Africa (RASG-AFI); Regional Aviation Safety Group – Middle East (RASG-MID) and the Regional Aviation Safety Group – Pan America (RASG-PA). The reports of RASG meetings are reviewed by the Commission on a regular basis and by the Council as deemed necessary.

Planning and Implementation Regional Groups (PIRGs):

The regional planning process is the principal engine of ICAO’s planning and implementation work. It is here that the top-down approach, comprising global guidance and regional harmonization measures, converges with the bottom-up approach constituted by States and aircraft operators and their proposals for implementation options. The development of regional plans for air navigation systems including CNS/ATM systems is undertaken by ICAO’s PIRGs with the assistance of ICAO’s Regional Offices, located in Bangkok, Cairo, Dakar, Lima, Mexico, Nairobi and Paris, and in coordination with ICAO Headquarters staff. The six PIRGs are: Asia/Pacific Air Navigation Planning and Implementation Regional Group (APANPIRG), Africa-Indian Ocean Planning and Implementation Regional Group (APIRG), European Air Navigation Planning Group (EANPG), Caribbean/South American Planning and Implementation Regional Group (GREPECAS), Middle East Air Navigation Planning and Implementation Regional Group (MIDANPIRG), and North Atlantic Systems Planning Group (NATSPG). ​

Below you will find a list of the RASGs and PIRGs

 

 

  
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​Africa-Indian Ocean Regional Aviation Safety Group

​AFI

​ACI, AFCAC, AFI Plan, AFRAA, AIRBUS, APIRG, ASECNA, BOEING, CANSO, COSCAPs, EASA, FAA-USA, FSF, IATA, IFALPA, IFATCA, RSOOs, WFP (UN)

Chairperson:
Mr. Levers Mabaso,
Acting Chief Director,
Civil Aviation Safety, Security and SAR,
Department of Transport,
Republic of South Africa
Tel: +27 12 309 3385 / 61 584 8337
E-mail: mabasol@dot.gov.za

 

1st Vice-Chairperson: Col. Dokisime Gnama Latta,
Director General,
Togo CAA
Tel. : +228 22 26 37 40 /22268597/22 26 55 74
E-mail: lattagnama@gmail.com ;
dganac@anactogo.fr  

2nd Vice-Chairperson: Capt. Gilbert Kibe,
Director General,
Kenya CAA
Tel.: +254 722 514 167
E-mail: info@kcaa.or.ke  / gmkibe@kcaa.or.ke  

3rd Vice-Chairperson: Ms. Tanja Grobotek,
Regional Director, Safety and Operations,
IATA, Africa
Tel.: +27 71 602 1450
E-mail: grobotekt@iata.org  

RASG-AFI Website 
  

​Regional Aviation Safety Group - Asia and Pacific Regions

​APAC

​AAPA, ACI, CANSO, IATA, IFALPA, PASO, Airbus, Boeing

CHAIRPERSON:
Mr. H. M. C Nimalsiri,
DGCA Sri Lanka
E-mail: sldgca@caa.lk

 
Vice-chairman RASG-APAC

Capt. Victor LIU

Assistant Director-General of Civil Aviation (Air Services and Safety Management)

E-mail: vcyliu@cad.gov.hk

SECRETARIAT:
Mr. Arun Mishra - ICAO Asia and Pacific Office Regional Director
E-mail: Asia and Pacific (APAC) Office  

RASG-APAC Website 
  

​EUROPEAN REGIONAL AVIATION SAFETY GROUP

​EUR

ACI, CANSO, EASA, EC, ECAC, EUROCONTROL, FSF, FSFI, FSF-MED, IAC, IAOPA, IATA, IBAC, ICCAIA, IFALPA, IFATCA, FAA, ICAA "AviaSafety"

CHAIRPERSON:
Mr. Gerold Reichle,
Director General for Civil Aviation and Aerospace of Germany


SECRETARIAT:
Mr. Luis Fonseca De Almeida

ICAO EUR/NAT Regional Director
E-mail: icaoeurnat@paris.icao.int

RASG-EUR Website 
  

​MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL AVIATION SAFETY GROUP

​MID

​AACO, ACAC, ACI, AIRBUS, BOEING, CANSO, COSCAP-GS, EASA, Embraer, FAA-USA, FSF, IACA, IATA, IBAC/MEBAA, IFALPA, IFATCA, WFP (UN)

CHAIRPERSON:
Mr. Ismaeil Mohammed Al Blooshi,

Executive Director of Aviation Safety Affairs Sector, GCAA, UAE
E-mail: iblooshi@gcaa.gov.ae  

First Vice chairman:

Abdullah Omar Al Ojaili

Assistant Director General for Safety, Oman

 
Second Vice Chairperson:
Mr. Jehad Faqir (IATA)
Deputy Regional Director Safety & Flight Operations
IATA Middle East & North Africa
Email: faqirj@iata.org


S
ECRETARIAT:

Mohamed Khalifa Rahma - ICAO Mid Regional Director
Middle East Regional (MID) Office

RASG-MID Website 
  

​REGIONAL AVIATION SAFEY GROUP - PAN AMERICA

​NAM/CAR/SAM

​ACI, AIRBUS,ALTA, ASSI, BOEING, CANSO, CASSOS, COCESNA, ECCAA, EMBRAER, FSF, IATA, ICCAIA, IFALPA, IFATCA, LACAC

Co-chairperson representing States
Juan Pedro Irigoin

Argentina

E-mail: jirigoin@anac.gob.ar

 

Vice Co-chairperson representing States
Carlos Fernando Velasquez Monge

Guatemala

E-mail: Carlos.velasquez@dgac.gob.gt 

 

Co-chairperson representing Industry
Carlos Cirilo

IATA

E-mail: ciriloc@iata.org 

 

 

SECRETARIAT:
Mr. Melvin Cintron - ICAO NACC Regional Director

RASG-PA Website 
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​Asia/Pacific Air Navigation Planning and Implementation Regional Group

​APAC

​IATA, IFALPA, ACI, CANSO, IFATCA, IBAC

​CHAIRPERSON:
Mr. Graeme Harris

Chief Executive Director of Civil Aviation  New Zealand CAA
E-mail : Graeme.Harris@CAA.govt.nz


SECRETARIAT:
Mr. Arun Mishra - ICAO Asia and Pacific Office Regional Director
Asia and Pacific (APAC) Office

APANPIRG Website 
  

​AFRICA-INDIAN OCEAN (AFI) PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION REGIONAL GROUP

​AFI

​IATA, IFALPA, ACI, CANSO, IFATCA

CHAIRPERSON:
Mr. Magueye Marame Ndao

Director General

ANACIM, Dakar, Senegal

Tel: +221 338 656 001
E-mail: magueyemarame.ndao@anacim.sn;

magmandao@gmail.com


SECRETARIAT:
Mr. Barry Kashambo - ESAF Regional Director
Eastern and Southern African Regional (ESAF) Office

APIRG Website 
  

​European Air Navigation Planning Group

​EUR

​IATA, IFALPA, ACI, CANSO, IFATCA

CHAIRPERSON:
Phil Roberts, Assistant Director Airspace Policy, CAA House, London

SECRETARIAT:
Mr Luis Fonseca De Almeida - EUR/NAT Regional Director
European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Office

EANPG Website 
  

​CAR/SAM Regional Planning and Implementation Group

CAR/SAM

​IATA, IFALPA, ACI, CANSO, IFATCA

CHAIRPERSON:

Mr. Jacques Boursiquot

Director of Air Navigation / Director de Navegación Aérea
E-mail: jacboursiquot@yahoo.com


SECRETARIAT:
Mr. Franklin Hoyer - SAM Regional Director
South American (SAM) Office

GREPECAS Website 
  

​Middle East Air Navigation Planning and Implementation Regional Group

​MID

​Middle East Air Navigation Planning and Implementation Regional Group (MIDANPIRG)

CHAIRPERSON :

Mr. Ahmed Al Jallaf (First Vice Chairman)

Assistant Director General Air Navigation

E-mail: jacboursiquot@yahoo.com


SECRETARIAT:
Mr. Mohamed Khalifa Rahm - ICAO Mid Regional Director

Middle East Regional (MID) Office

MID/MIDANPIRG Website 
  

​North Atlantic Systems Planning Group

​NAT

​IATA, IFALPA, ACI, CANSO, IFATCA

​CHAIRPERSON:
Ásgeir PÁLSSON, Director Air Navigation Services, ISAVIA, Reykjavik Airport, Iceland
E-mail: Asgeir.Palsson@Isavia.is

SECRETARIAT:
Mr Luis Fonseca De Almeida - EUR/NAT Regional Director
European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Office

NAT SPG Website